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Basically an online diary, for when I cant remember what day it is, lol :)

Monday, August 13, 2012


Yesterday I had alot of ambition.... Ambition to get some cleaning done around the house, and all the laundry done. I didnt do much of either....

Instead, I went to Davids Bridal and helped the beautiful bride to be try on some dresses (She narrowed it down to two :)) and the awesome bridesmaids pick out dresses (Flo had already picked them out we just had to try them on). It was def a fun time had by all!

When I got home, I wanted nothing more than to relax a bit, and I did that by watching the new movie, Savages. The movie is about two buddies, who go into the pot business together, and share the same girl. It had a really good cast, Benicio Del Toro, Blake Lively, and Salma Hayeck. The movie was pretty gruesome but overall, I really like it. A must see for sure.

After the movie was done, I picked back up the new book that I started, Cemetery Girl. Once I started reading it, I knew I was not going to like the book. But it wasnt very big, and I managed to finish it up as I watched the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Any book about a missing or abused child, is definetly not one Im going to enjoy. Lesson learned there.

But the closing ceremonies for the Olympics were awesome. The USA won big, in overall medals and gold medals. This was the first Olympics that I really watched and was into, and both the opening and closing ceremonies were awesome in my opinion. My favorite part of the closing ceremony was the David Bowie tribute that showed all his different looks and styles from the past decades. David Bowie is my guilty pleasure. Love.That.Man.

Time to finish up some work, and then head to the Y for a workout. :)

Smell ya later.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Adventures of Old Christine

So Ive decided that I am going to make this blog more of a diary.... I will still be posting my pictures now and then, but I want something that I can look back on and remember my thoughts and what was going on at the time.

So today, I will rename the blog, and start a new....

I have, and always will be, an Amazon.com freak! Love love love it. I am a super book nerd, and this week alone, I put three novels to rest. I had been scouring the "Best Books of 2011" and made a couple choices. Three out of four of them are now done, and all I can say is wow. Just wow. I picked some really messed up, but extremely good books.

The first one I read, was "Before I Go to Sleep" by SJ Watson. It was a book about a girl named Christine, who was in accident and lost all her memories. She woke up every day not knowing who she was. Kinda like the movie fifty first dates. But instead of a caring, overprotective father and brother looking out for her, Christine isnt even sure if she can trust the man who claims to be her husband. The book had me captivated from the moment I started it. Christine was meeting with a doctor secretly who was having her write down her memories day to day, and he would call her every morning when he knew her "husband" was at work and remind her to read the diary. The agony this woman had to go through day after day, was heart wrenching. And the twists and turns kept me wanting to read more. I dont want to ruin these books for anyone, so I wont give away the endings, but this book was definetly a 4 out of 5 star for me.

The next book I read was, "The NIght Strangers" by Chris Bohjalian. This book first caught my attention because it was about a plane crash on Lake Champlain. The pilot was lifting off when a flock of geese came at the plane causing the engines to fail. The plane had 43 people on it, and 39 died, the pilot was one of the few survivors. It switched around from the pilots inner thoughts, to his wife's, to his two twin daughters. They had uprooted their lives in Vermont and moved to a new state to try to start a new life. But what they found in this new place, was a strange community, a strange door with 39 bolts on it in the basement, and all sorts of other weird things. The book was good, but at times I wanted to set it down and move onto another. Im glad I didnt though, because once the story picked up, it moved at a fast past, and I was left in shock at the end. I'd only give it a 3.5 because of slow parts, but absolutely a good read overall.

This morning I finished my third book of the week, which was "The Devil All the Time" by Donald Ray Pollack. All I can say about this one, is O.M.G. This was one of the sickest, more twisted books I have ever read. Every chance you thought someone might get a strock of luck, ten more twisted things happened. It was like a non stop punch in the gut. I read it in less than 24 hours. Brilliant writing and storytelling, switching inbetween three or four different story lines and bringing them all together beautifully in the end. This book was savage and unruley, and as a result, I couldnt put it down. My guess, Im going to have nightmares tonight. I give this a 4.5 out of 5. Just amazing.

Today I will start my last book from this order, "Cemetery Girl" then I will await my next shipment of books from amazon which should be here in a couple days.

Im going to try on dresses at Davids Bridal now, for my friend Flo's wedding, in which I am the matron of honor. Her wedding is a destination wedding, happening down in the Florida Keys! Im so exciting, I cant wait for June 2013 to be here!!!

Thats it for now! Talk to you soon! :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Old Orchard Adventures, Part 2

In continuing with our Old Orchard Adventures, this adventure happened with my girl Tallmeyer, her puppy Aiko and my puppy Oscar! We had a great Cinco DeMayo weekend with our pups at a nearly deserted beach all weekend :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby Bean!!!!!!

Wow, one year already. Last year, I was sitting in the hospital, with my cousin Courtney, Uncle Bryan, Aunt Laurie & Kristine with a K. We'd already been at the hospital for about six hours at this point, and it would be another 12 hours before we got to meet the baby bean. Thats a moment that I will never forget, watching a baby come into the world. Both horrifying and beautiful. And now a year later, the Baby Bean is standing on her own, walking with the help of a steady hand, crawling all over the place, eating all new things, and just making us smile and laugh everytime she is around! I love this little girl with all my heart and am honored that she can call me Godmother, Auntie and someday friend. Love you Shayla Baby, and I hope your first year was an amazing year! 

Here is a look at the Baby Beans first year, thru pictures!

Monday, May 21, 2012

One Day To Go!

This past Saturday was the Godbean's very first birthday party! It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and the sky was blue. Baby Bean's family and friends all came out to show her how much we all love her! Of course, there were pictures to take and so without further adu....

Birthday Party Time!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Baby Bean :)

Today's Baby Bean post comes with just four days left till birthday! Which only means one thing, Mama Bean, you are getting old girl!!!!! ;)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cousins visiting from the South

We are five days away from the big 1st birthday! Today's post is from when Baby Bean's Uncle Matty, Aunt Vonie and three of the cutest little girls ever came up to meet her for the first time!!!

Tired lil baby